Airlines for America (A4A) - Articles and news items
Airport news • 30 April 2012 • AAAE
EPA commended for finalizing new aircraft deicing regulations...
Issue 2 2012 • 29 March 2012 • Chris McLaughlin, Assistant Administrator for Security Operations at the Transport Security Administration
Over the past year, the Transpor - tation Security Administration (TSA) has made great strides to implement smarter, intelligencedriven, and more efficient screening procedures at airport checkpoints around the country. The agency is moving away from a one-size-fits-all security model to an approach built on mitigating risk. These strategic enhancements to security protocols are helping transform the TSA into a more focused and high-performing counterterrorism agency. This reflects a fundamental shift that requires a determined, dedicated and co-ordinated workforce, as well as a clear vision for the future of aviation security. TSA possesses all of these ingredients and is in the midst of implementing several components of this risk based security concept at airports nationwide.Undertaking these efforts allows TSA to focus its resources to strengthen security and improve the passenger experience at security checkpoints by modifying, or finetuning, screening procedures and using the latest technologies.TSA’s risk based approach to security comprises several initiatives, including expanded behaviour detection techniques, refined screening of passengers aged 12 and under, and the passenger pre-screening initiative, TSA Pre✓™. Additionally, TSA continues to support the aviation industry’s efforts to expedite airline pilot screening through a known crew member initiative.